The Arcadia 2001 is a second-generation 8-bit console released by Emerson Radio Corp. The game library was composed 51 unique games and about 10 variations. The graphics quality is similar to those of the Intellivision and the Odyssey².
The Arcadia was not named after the company of the same name. Arcadia Corporation, manufacturer of the 2600 supercharger, was sued by Emerson for trademark infringement. Arcadia Corporation then changed its name to Starpath. . Emerson licensed the Arcadia 2001 world-wide, over 30 Arcadia clones exist.
The system came with two Intellivision-style control pads, but with a lighter touch on the side 'fire' buttons. The control pads have screw holes in their centers, so that one could transform them into a joystick, as with the later Sega Master System's controller. Most games came with mylar overlays which could be applied to the controllers. The console itself had five buttons: power, start, reset, option, and select.
There are at least three different types of cartridge case styles and artwork, with variations on each. Emerson-family carts come in two different lengths of black plastic cases; the short style is similar to Atari 2600 carts in overall size. This family uses a unique "sketch" type of picture label. MPT-03 family cart cases (see below) resemble Super NES carts in size and shape, except that they are molded in brown plastic. Their labels look much more modern and stylized, with only a minimal picture on each. There are also a family of what look like pirate carts, that look nothing like the others in shape, size or label artwork. The different labeled versions however all used the same cartridges.
Emerson actually created many popular arcade titles including Pacman, Galaxian and Defender for the Arcadia and had them manufactured. However, Atari started to sue its competitor companies for releasing games to which it had exclusive-rights agreements and Emerson was left with thousands of manufactured games that could no longer be sold.
|Advision Home Arcade||Advision||France||Emerson console|
|Arcadia 2001||Emerson||U.S.A.||Emerson console|
|Dynavision||Morning-Sun Commerce||Japan||MPT-03 console|
|Hanimex MPT-03||Hanimex||France||MPT-03 console|
|Home Arcade Centre||Hanimex||France||Emerson console|
|Intelligent Game MPT-03||Intelligent Game||U.S.A||MPT-03 console|
|Intercord XL 2000 System||Intercord||Germany||Emerson console|
|Intervision 2001||Intervision||Switzerland||Ormatu console|
|ITMC MPT-03||ITMC||France||MPT-03 console|
|Leonardo||GiG Electronics||Italy||Emerson console|
|Ormatu 2001||Ormatu Electronics BV||Netherlands||Ormatu console|
|Palladium Video Computer Game||Neckermann||Germany||Palladium console|
|Polybrain Video Computer Game||Polybrain||Germany||Palladium console|
|Poppy MPT-03 Tele Computer Spiel||Poppy||Germany||MPT-03 console|
|Prestige Video Computer Game MPT-03||Prestige||France||MPT-03 console|
|Rowtron 2000||Rowtron||UK||MPT-03 console|
|Schmid TVG-2000||Schmid||Germany||Emerson console|
|Sheen Home Video Centre 2001||Sheen||Australia||Ormatu console|
|Soundic MPT-03||Soundic||Finland||MPT-03 console|
|Tele Brain||Mr. Altus||Germany||Palladium console|
|Tempest MPT-03||Tempest||Australia||MPT-03 console|
|Tobby MPT-03||Tobby||Tobby||MPT-03 console|
|Trakton Computer Video Game||Trakton||Australia||Palladium console|
|Tryom Video Game Center||Tryom||U.S.A||MPT-03 console|
|Tunix Home Arcade||Monaco Leisure||New Zealand||Emerson console|
|UVI Compu-Game||Orbit Electronics||New Zealand||Orbit console|
|Video Master||Grandstand||New Zealand||Orbit console|